This week we were lucky to have a guest Director – Michel Paker. Michal completed an MA in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama during which she worked with children and teenagers to improve confidence using drama. Before her MA, Michal had trained in physical theatre and had spent a year in Japan teaching English to Japanese people of all ages. She visited us to help us with the physicality we need to bring to our current production.
Firstly we had great fun exploring ways to express the four elements with our bodies moving from all consumed by the element to only a small part. She helped us to understand how to approach characters through exploring physically which element they may be closest aligned to. We also performed the 4 seasons in dance as we walked in interweaving patterns using our arms à la ‘Pina Bausch‘! Finally we developed dance moves expressing park activities which will contribute directly to the show.